Carpinus betulus No.3 "Gemini"
Tree was edited recently, you can see on one picture before in raw state. Some branches were shortened, no wire this time. If you look back on previous posts about this tree you will know I'm trying to build up completely new tree from second straight stump. It is several years already since second chop now. Initially during collecting tree was chopped too high. Now it is visible some structure of the trunks and branches is already built but it will require few more years to achieve credible result. Tree will stay in current pot due to horticultural reason mostly, I need very strong growth on second tree. I usually leave very long sacrifice branches on all trunks on secondary tree to gain maximum girth gain during the growing season.
|Initial stage of the tree few weeks after it was collected in 2009|